Near Dickerson in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1862 Antietam Campaign
Lee Invades Maryland
On September 17, at the Battle of Antietam, the two armies clashed in the bloodiest single day in American history and suffered some 23,000 casualties. Lee soon retreated across the Potomac, ending his first invasion of the north.
Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Lee and McClellan along Maryland Civil War Trail’s Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades Maryland, a 90 mile tour route that allows you to explore the stories of triumph and tragedy at more than 60 Civil War sites. Please travel carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along the trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 9.32′ N, 77° 31.101′ W. Marker is near Dickerson, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on the White’s Ferry parking lot near White"s Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107). It is in a group of three markers at the far end of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dickerson MD 20842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White’s Ferry (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named White’s Ferry (about 300 feet away); Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dickerson.
More about this marker. The marker displays pictures of Gens. Lee and McClellan, newspaper drawing of Confederates crossing the Potomac, a drawing of Franklin’s Corps at Compton’s Gap, and a strategic map showing the trail stops.
Regarding 1862 Antietam Campaign. This marker is one of the standard set used to orient travelers to the Antietam Campaign.
Also see . . . Map of the 1862 Antietam Campaign - Lee Invades Maryland Trail. (Submitted on January 13, 2007.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,520 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on January 12, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.